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Lee-Ann Sutherland

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Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Senior Social Scientist
lee-ann.sutherland@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Lee-Ann Sutherland is senior researcher working in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Group. Raised on a family farm in Canada, she is an interdisciplinary social scientist with a background European agrarian development, human-environment relations, and farm-level decision-making. Her current work on gentrification processes in agricultural restructuring is a progression of her research on land manager relationships with the agri-environment, where she drew on multiple theoretical perspectives, particularly Bourdieu’s conceptualisation of capital exchange, the multi-level perspective, and the theory of planned behaviour. Lee-Ann is also undertaking research on farmer engagement in renewable energy production and backyard poultry keeping.

Lee-Ann currently coordinates the PLAID H2020 project (Peer to Peer Learning:  Accessing Innovation through Demonstration) (2017-2019) and leads the governance WP on SALSA H2020 (Small Farms, Small Food Businesses and Sustainable Food Security).  She also leads the Hutton social science teams in EPIC (Scottish Government's Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks) and a stream of work on agricultural restructuring and farm diversification within the RESAS Strategic Work Programme (2016-2021).  Lee-Ann was the coordinating expert for the EIP Agri Focus Group on New Entrants to Farming (2015-2016).  Lee-Ann co-ordinated the FarmPath FP7 Project and is the editor on a book on associated findings (Transition Pathways towards Sustainability of Agriculture: Case studies from Europe) (CABI, 2015). A monograph on 'Good Farming', co-authored with Rob Burton, Paul Stock and Jeremie Forney is scheduled for publication in 2018.

Lee-Ann is an elected member of the European Society for Rural Sociology Executive Committee (2013-present), and chaired the local organising committee for the ESRS congress in Aberdeen (2015).

Current research interests

  • PLAID:  Peer to Peer Learning:  Accessing Innovation through Demonstration.  European Commission funded H2020 project. (2017-2019)
  • Women in Farming and the Agriculture Sector.  Scottish Government. (2016-2017)
  • SALSA:  Small farms, small food businesses and food security.  European Commission-funded H2020 project (2016-2020).

Past research

  • EIP Agri Focus Group: New entrants to farming.  Lessons to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.  (2015-2016)
  • PRO AKIS:  Prospects for Farmers' Support: Advisory Services in European AKIS (2012-2015).  EC FP7 project. (www.proakis.eu)
  • FarmPath: Farming Transitions: Pathways towards regional sustainability of agriculture in Europe (2011 to 2014). EC FP7 project. (www.farmpath.eu).
  • GILDED: Governance, Infrastructure, Lifestyle Dynamics and Energy Demand: European Post-Carbon Communities: EC Framework 7 Project (2008 to 2012).
  • RELU SCALE: Rural Economy and Land Use Programme project – The Effects of Scale in Organic Agriculture (2006 to 2010).

Bibliography

  • Small, L.A. (2005) The influence of "family" on agrarian structure: revisiting the family farm debate in Bulgaria and Southern Russia., Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 36, 497-503.
  • Small, L.A. (2004) The opportunity of subsistence-style agriculture: A livelihoods perspective on agrarian change in Central and Eastern Europe., Land-Berichte, 7, 38-57.(In German)
  • Small, L.A. (2003) The opportunity of subsistence-style agriculture: A livelihoods perspective on agrarian change in Central and Eastern Europe., Eastern European Countryside, October, pp45-62.
  • Small, L.A. (2002) Social capital for development: What does it mean when there isn't any?, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, 13, 7-25.

  • Roberts, D.; Torrance, L.; Stirton, G.; Britton, A.J.; Craig, C.; Kyle, C-A.; Abel, C.; Macaulay, C.; Fielding, D.; Watson, H.; Pohle, I.; Robertson, J.; Maxwell, J.; Irvine, K.; Sutherland, L-A.; Dawson, L.A.; Shepherd, L.; Miller, P.; Ellis, R.; Richards, S.; Blok, V.; Hackett, C.; Kettle, H. (2018) Women in Science., The James Hutton Institute, 25pp.
  • Sutherland, L.A.; Darnhofer, I.; Wilson, G.A.; Zagata, L. (2015) Transition pathways towards sustainability in agriculture: case studies from Europe., In: Sutherland, L.-A., Darnhofer, I., Wilson G. A. & Zagata, L. (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture: Case Studies from Europe. CABI, Wallingford, Chapter 1-14, ppxiii-229.
  • Darnhofer, I.; Sutherland, L.A.; Pinto-Correia, T. (2015) Conceptual insights derived from case studies on 'emerging transitions' in farming., In: Sutherland, L.-A., Darnhofer, I., Wilson G. A. & Zagata, L. (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture: Case Studies from Europe. CABI, Wallingford, Chapter 13, pp189-204.
  • Sutherland, L.-A.; Wilson, G.A.; Zagata, L. (2015) Introduction., In: Sutherland, L-A., Darnhofer, I., Wilson G. A. & Zagata, L. (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture: Case Studies from Europe. CABI, Wallingford, Chapter 1, pp1-16.
  • Karanikolas, P.; Viahos, G.; Sutherland, L.-A. (2015) Utilising the multi-level perspective in empirical field research: methodological considerations., In: Sutherland, L-A., Darnhofer, I., Wilson G. A. & Zagata, L. (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture: Case Studies from Europe. CABI, Wallingford, Chapter 4, pp51-66.
  • Sutherland, L. A.; Zagata, L.; Wilson, G. (2015) Conclusions., In: Sutherland, L-A., Darnhofer, I., Wilson G. A. & Zagata, L. (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture: Case Studies from Europe. CABI, Wallingford, Chapter 14, pp205-214.
  • Pinto-Correia, T.; Gonzalez, C.; Sutherland, L.-A.; Peneva, M. (2015) Lifestyle farming: countryside consumption and transition towards new farming models., In: Sutherland, L-A., Darnhofer, I., Wilson G. A. & Zagata, L. (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture: Case Studies from Europe. CABI, Wallingford, Chapter 5, pp67-82.
  • Sutherland, L.-A.; Peter, S.; Zagata, L. (2015) On-farm renewable energy: a "classic case" of technological transition., In: Sutherland, L-A., Darnhofer, I., Wilson G. A. & Zagata, L. (eds.). Transition Pathways towards Sustainability in Agriculture: Case Studies from Europe. CABI, Wallingford, Chapter 9, pp127-142.

  • McKee, A.; Sutherland, L-A.; Triste, L., Moschitz, H.; Marchand, F. (2018) NEFERTITI Conceptual Framework: Concepts and key factors for successful network establishment., Internal Project Publication (via collaborative platform).
  • McKee, A.J.; Sutherland, L.; Hopkins, J.; Flanigan, S.; Rickett, A. (2018) Increasing the availability of farmland for new entrants to agriculture in Scotland., Final Report to the Scottish Land Commission, 76pp.
  • Kyle, C.; Sutherland, L.A. (2018) Understanding backyard poultry keepers and their attitudes to biosecurity., Report published on EPIC website.
  • Zagata, L.; Hrabak, J.; Lostak, M.; Ratinger, T.; Sutherland, L-A.; McKee, A. (2017) Research for AGRI Committee - Young farmers - policy implementation after the 2013 CAP reform., Scientific Report to European Parliament Directorate-General for Internal Policies. Policy Department B Structure and Cohesion Policies. Agriculture and Rural Development, Brussels, 72pp.
  • Shortall, S.; Sutherland, L-A.; McKee, A.; Hopkins, J. (2017) Women in farming and the agriculture sector., Final Report for the Environment and Forestry Directorate, Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) Division, Scottish Government, 9 June 2017, 184pp.
  • Barlagne, C.; Sutherland, L.-A. (2017) Non-commercial farming in Scotland., Report for Deliverable 2.4.2.
  • Kyle, C.; Sutherland, L.-A. (2017) Smallflocks and biosecurity - preliminary report., Report for Scottish Government.
  • Duckett, D.; Creaney, R.; Sutherland, L.A. (2015) Crofters and their advisory services: an analysis of crofters and their advisory services on Skye, Harris and Lewis., Report produced for ProAKIS European Project, 2 November 2015. The James Hutton Institute, 12pp.
  • Sutherland, L-A. (2014) FarmPath final report., Formal submission to European Commission and FarmPath web-site.
  • Sutherland, L-A. (2014) FarmPath second periodic report., Formal submission to European Commission.
  • McKee, A.J.; Sutherland, L.A.; Lilly, A.; Aitkenhead, M.; Campbell, C. (2014) On-farm assessment of soil carbon status., Self-published Report for Quality Meat Scotland and research participants; to be published on JHI website.
  • Miller, D.R.; Birnie, R.V.; Dunn, S.M.; Hough, R.L.; Morrice, J.; Roberts, D.; Stutter, M.I.; Sutherland, L-A.; Towers, W. (2013) Review of renewable energy research at the James Hutton Institute., Report to Scottish Government.
  • Sutherland, L.A. (2013) FarmPath Midterm Report., European Commission. Report includes progress on all work packages and collating financial justification forms for the 9 member consortium.
  • Matthews, K.B.; Artz, R.R.E.; Birch, A.N.E.; Blackstock, K.L.; Brooker, R.; Brown, I.; Cummins, R.; Flanigan, S.; Hallet, P.; Irvine, R.J.; Kenyon, W.; Pakeman, R.J., Prager, K.; Slee, B.; Squire, G.; Stutter, M.; Sutherland, L.; Thomson, K.; Towers, W.; Vinten, A.J.A. (2012) Developing agri-environmental measures for the next Scottish Rural Development Programme: a summary of relevant research findings from the James Hutton Institute., Report to the Scottish Government, Natural Resources Division, SRDP Technical Working Group (Agri-Environment), 11pp, 25 June 2012.
  • Sutherland, L.A.; Matthews, K.B.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D. (2012) What is happening on Scotland's small 'farms'?, Information sheet for RESAS WP3.6. For circulation at various events.
  • Sutherland, L.A.; Peter, S.; Zagata, L. (2012) On-farm renewable energy production., Information sheet for FarmPath project. Circulated at various events.
  • Sutherland, L.A.; Matthews, K.B.; Buchan, K.; Miller, D. (2012) Lifestyle land management in Aberdeenshire, Scotland., Information sheet for FarmPath project. Circulated at various events.
  • Pinto-Correia, T.; Sutherland, L.A.; Peneva, M.; Gonzalez, C.; Draganova, M. (2012) Countryside consumption., Information sheet for FarmPath project. Circulated at various events.
  • Sutherland, L.A.; Holstead, K.L.; Brown, C.; Schwarz, G. (2012) On-farm wind energy production in Aberdeenshire., Information sheet for FarmPath project. Circulated at various events.
  • Sutherland, L.A. (2010) An integrated analysis of scale effects in alternative agricultural systems (SCALE). Summary of research findings., Extended Information Note/Booklet for distribution to research participants and other interested parties.

PhD Student

  • Senna Middelveld (2012+) A Sociology of Farm-Level Animal Disease Awareness, Knowledge and Practices. Department of Sociology, University of Aberdeen

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